Discovering a new band can be potent. It’s like bumping into a new obsession, one you’ll find comfort in, share the most complex emotions with and hopelessly fall in love with, realizing the simple connection made is so much more.
It’s no secret – hardcore/punk bands are born every single day but though their numbers grow at an unrealistic pace, it doesn’t mean they’re all identical to each other. Proof of that is TRASH TALK, an outfit from Sacramento that’s slowly but efficiently devastated audiences since 2005 with a type of hardcore that’s aggressive, artistic and violent. The riotous stage presence and the band’s unified pulse only add to their unmistakable skill, something that blends well with other acts (OFF!, Wavves) and still keeps you drooling for one more ecstatic outburst.
“THEY NAIL A SORT OF THRASHING POP TO THE SPASTIC HARDCORE WITHOUT LOOSENING THE GRIP AROUND YOUR THROAT”
“THIS IS PUNK.. THE UGLY, DESPERATE, ENRAGED SHIT THAT MAKES LIFE, WELL, IF NOT WORTH LIVING, AT LEAST TOLERABLE
FOR ANOTHER EIGHT-MINUTES”
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